CER_CRS_Aqua-FM4-MODIS_Edition2B

CERES Clouds and Radiative Swath Aqua FM4 Edition2B

Version Edition2B eng
  • Abstract
    CER_CRS_Aqua-FM4-MODIS_Edition2B data products are computed TOA/surface/profile fluxes using MODIS clouds and aerosols from SSF.The Clouds and Radiative Swath (CRS) product contains one hour of instantaneous Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System (CERES) data for a single scanner instrument. The CRS contains all of the CERES SSF product data. For each CERES footprint on the SSF the CRS also contains vertical flux profiles evaluated at four levels in the atmosphere: the surface, 500-, 70-, and 1-hPa. The CRS fluxes and cloud parameters are adjusted for consistency with a radiative transfer model and adjusted fluxes are evaluated at the four atmospheric levels for both clear-sky and total-sky.CERES is a key component of the Earth Observing System (EOS) program. The CERES instruments provide radiometric measurements of the Earth's atmosphere from three broadband channels. The CERES missions are a follow-on to the successful Earth Radiation Budget Experiment (ERBE) mission. The first CERES instrument (PFM) was launched on November 27, 1997 as part of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM). Two CERES instruments (FM1 and FM2) were launched into polar orbit on board the EOS flagship Terra on December 18, 1999. Two additional CERES instruments (FM3 and FM4) were launched on board EOS Aqua on May 4, 2002. The newest CERES instrument (FM5) was launched on board the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite on October 28, 2011.
  • DOI

    10.5067/AQUA/CERES/CRS_AQUA-FM4_L2.002B

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    Data Dates
    Creation
    Last Revision
    Processing Level

    2

    Quality
    Collection Progress

    Active

    Access Constraints

    4.0

    Not provided

    Metadata Associations
    Science Keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
    • OUTGOING LONGWAVE RADIATION
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD MICROPHYSICS
    • CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
    • EARTH SCIENCE
    • ATMOSPHERE
    • CLOUDS
    • CLOUD PROPERTIES
    • CLOUD BASE HEIGHT
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Ancillary Keywords
  • CLOUD BASE PRESSURE
  • CLOUD INFRARED EMISSIVITY
  • CLOUD LAYER AREA
  • CLOUD OVERLAP
  • CLOUD PARTICLE PHASE
  • EOSDIS
  • ICE PARTICLE DIAMETER
  • LIQUID WATER PATH
  • LONGWAVE FLUX
  • LONGWAVE UNFILTERED RADIANCE
  • SHORTWAVE FILTERED RADIANCE
  • SHORTWAVE FLUX
  • SHORTWAVE UNFILTERED RADIANCE
  • SURFACE (RADIATIVE) FLUX
  • SURFACE TYPES
  • TOA FLUX
  • TOTAL FILTERED RADIANCE
  • VERTICAL ASPECT RATIO
  • VISIBLE OPTICAL DEPTH
  • WATER PARTICLE RADIUS
  • WINDOW UNFILTERED RADIANCE
ISO Topic Categories
  • CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE

Acquisition Information Fields:

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Platforms
  • Earth Observation Satellites
    AQUA
    Instruments
    • CERES-FM4
Projects
Project Short Name Campaigns Project Dates
CERES No campaigns listed. No dates provided.

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Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION
    • GLOBAL

Data Centers

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  • NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC
    ARCHIVER
    Atmospheric Science Data Center, Science Directorate, Langley Research Center, NASA

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  • NORMAN
    Investigator
    NORMAN LOEB

    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • ASDC
    Metadata Author
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

  • ASDC
    Data Center Contact
    ASDC USER SERVICES

    NASA/LARC/SD/ASDC

    NASA Langley Atmospheric Science Data Center
    User and Data Services
    NASA Langley Research Center
    Hampton, VA 23681-2199

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